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"Ban Ki-moon welcomes Roerich Pact exhibition to New York"

"LONDON, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 15, the United Nations headquarters in New York will host 'The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity', an exhibition on the Treaty on the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments, also known as the Roerich Pact.

It has been 80 years since the signing of the Roerich Pact, the first internationally recognised treaty that enshrined the idea that protecting cultural artifacts is more important than military necessity. To celebrate, the Pact, the first international treaty signed in the Oval Office, will go on display at the UN in an exhibition.

 The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, underlined the exhibition's importance in his official letter: "This exhibition pays tribute to the groundbreaking Roerich Pact and bears witness to our determination to take its spirit forward.